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Name the three components

Deviation from social norms, failure to function normally, deviation from ideal mental health

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Give a definition of 'deviation from social norms'

Behaviour which is regarded as anti social or undesirable

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Standards are set by

A social group, what is acceptable changes over time

3

Susceptible to..

Abuse e.g. Excluding non conformists

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Deviance is hard to..

Identify because it is related to context

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Cultural differences

There is no variation to suit different cultures

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Give a definition of 'failure to function adequately'

Not being able to cope with the demands of everyday life

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What does it interfear with

Day to day life

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Who judges what behaviour is normal

The individual

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The behaviour is adaptive

E.g. Depression elicits help from other

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Jahoda suggests using the criteria for

Physical illness

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Name the six category's

Self attitudes, self actualisation, intergration, autonomy, accurate perception of reality, mastery of environment

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Matter of degree

Few people experience all of the symptoms so would be seen as abnormal

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Mental illness doesn't always have..

Physical causes